Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 15, 2014
Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

What felt like a utopian cyberpunk dream is now becoming reality: wearable computers is a topic on everyone’s lips. Last year we were introduced to Google Glass, the first commercially available optical head-mounted display–which, unfortunately, has since seen a decline in interest. Perhaps it was the wallet-busting price point at $1500, maybe it was the …Read more

Throne of Games: Game While You Go
With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Posted by Conor Murphy on April 1, 2014
Throne of Games: Game While You Go <br />With These Brilliant Bathroom Accouterments

Admit it: you play games on the toilet. There’s no need to be embarrassed. You most likely have talked to someone today who secretly plays games on the john – three out of four gamers play mobile games in the bathroom. (Even more than those of us that play mobile games in bed at 62%!) Welcome to the …Read more

One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Posted by Conor Murphy on March 28, 2014
One Avid Fan’s Amazing Midnight Castle Fan Fiction!

Our forum moderators came across a remarkable & unique thread a few weeks ago. One avid player and fan of Midnight Castle wrote a background story to the game that really captured our imagination. We wanted a wider audience to be able to enjoy the story, so all Midnight Castle players could see the communities’ …Read more

Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 26, 2014
Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

It’s likely you’re not playing on your ideal gaming keyboard, and not just any old keyboard will do. In an earlier post we learned that little pieces of silicone can slow down your game progress, wireless keyboards aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and what all those weird, extra keys on some keyboards are …Read more

A Gamer’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on February 14, 2014
A Gamer’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day upon us it’s a good time to think about how to show your love for any special gamer in your life.  Games and play are a great way to ratchet up the romance in any relationship, and your gamer valentine will be grateful that you are so thoughtful in the process. To …Read more

How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

Posted by Conor Murphy on January 10, 2014
How Games Can Change Your Brain for the Better!

If you were ever told playing video games all day would rot your brain, we have some good news - it's not true! In fact, playing all of those video games may have given you a mental edge.Read more

Raising a Gamer Kid

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 7, 2014
Raising a Gamer Kid

If you’re a parent you’ll understand that some of our little ones are simply crazy for video games and any technology that stimulates their agile, digitally-wired minds.  You may find it hard to get them to read books (old technology in their minds), and you may struggle with guilt about letting them indulge their passions.  …Read more

Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 30, 2013
Games-inspired Holiday Baking

Baked goods are a creative staple of gaming fan cultures, and excellent inspiration if you are hoping to improve your baking skills.  You can bake from scratch, or use pre-packaged mixes and frostings.  You can even buy complete cake kits with decorations, like this Moshi Monsters kit available on eBay. Baking Basics Equipment You may …Read more

Holiday Gamer Gift Guide

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 17, 2013
Holiday Gamer Gift Guide

The great thing about the holidays in 2013 is that there are now more options available than ever before, with new ones on the way all the time.  There are recent announcements about some great new technology, for instance, like a whole new crop of smart watches and other devices. I’ve done some of the …Read more

Gamer DIY and Real Life Crafting

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on December 3, 2013
Gamer DIY and Real Life Crafting

One of the things I love most about gamers is how incredibly creative so many of them are. In this article we’ll explore the worlds of Gamer DIY and crafting and offer step-by-step tutorials for creating your own gamer art, crafts, baked goods, case mods, fashions, and decor.  One of the things I’ve discovered about …Read more

Hope You Had a Playful Thanksgiving!

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on November 28, 2013
Hope You Had a Playful Thanksgiving!

We game lovers have to stop and pause a few minutes to think about the best possible ways to spend Thanksgiving with play and fun on our minds. Sometimes our interests run a bit contrary to the mainstream, so it could be that an after dinner football game isn’t going to do it for us …Read more

A Day Made from Legos

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 29, 2013
A Day Made from Legos

Remember when you were a kid and you’d recreate cool objects using Legos? It was your imagination’s shortcut to owning whatever you wanted: swords, moon rovers, reptiles your parents wouldn’t let you keep as pets, and other adult things that kids can’t (or shouldn’t) own. Now that you’re an adult, you’re all about practical stuff. …Read more